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I have hives during sleep and sometimes nighttime for over a month already and can be only control by Zyrtec. Cannot find anything or pattern that trigger the hives reaction.

I have hives during sleep and sometimes nighttime for over a month already and can be only control by Zyrtec.  Cannot find anything or pattern that trigger the hives reaction.

Hives: This type of recurrent hives may be very elusive in finding a cause. Although most cases of hives are allergic reactions to something internal or external(like exercise, temperature change), there are cases that have no obvious allergic cause. Nevertheless, you may want to consult an allergist for a workup and advice. You're fortunate that zytec is that effective. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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An itch started bout 3 months ago. Its all the time worsens at night and it's all over I will scratch until I brake skin! Eventually turns into hives?

An itch started bout 3 months ago. Its all the time worsens at night and it's all over I will scratch until I brake skin!  Eventually turns into hives?

Allergy or bites?: This could be symptomatic of hives (urticaria), which may be a response to a chemical or other exposure in your life. If they're worse at night, insect bites like bed-bugs or scabies are a consideration. See your doctor so that they can evaluate the rash in person. In the interim, try some Aveeno, an oatmeal based lotion. And take a Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed for the itching. ...Read more

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For 4 weeks: Hives that come and go, lasting a couple hours; 1-3 times a day. Intense itching on palms and soles, peeling skin, wakes me up at night?

For 4 weeks:
Hives that come and go, lasting a couple hours; 1-3 times a day. 
Intense itching on palms and soles, peeling skin, wakes me up at night?

Need to be seen: Kindly see yor doctor/dermatologist, can't be helped online, more history and physical examination are needed. In the interim you can try OTC cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine, regularly though, just to control the itching, hope it works, till you see your doctor first who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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Could too much coconut oil have caused my nighttime breakout in hives and nauseous stomach?

Could too much coconut oil have caused my nighttime breakout in hives and nauseous stomach?

It's certainly: Possible for coconut oil to cause hives if you have a skin allergy to it or an ingredient that's combined with it. It's very unlikely to cause nausea unless you swallowed it. Most likely the symptoms are coincidently, however. ...Read more

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Wht is my son getting hives and why only at night?

Wht is my son getting hives and why only at night?

Well first histamine: Levels are highest in the evening, and without seeing him and getting a detailed history I would question the fabric in his sheets, the laundry detergent used. Avoid perfume room deodorizers. Try going to all cotton bedding and pajamas, and change to all free and clear detergent. You can give a little OTC benadryl (diphenhydramine). If not better see derm or allergist. ...Read more

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Which type of substances could cause hives at night?

Hives: If your hives is less than 6 weeks, most of the time, we cannot identify what causes it. Chronic hives more than 6 weeks need to be worked up. Hives at night might be caused by cold temperature or allergies to the allergens you expose to more often at night like dust mites, animal danders if you are allergic to those. ...Read more

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I have some kind of hives in random parts of my body. They appear mostly at night. This is a new thing.?

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I have some kind of hives in random parts of my body. They appear mostly at night. This is a new thing.?

Try antihistamine: You may try taking antihistamine from 2 to 4 times daily. If the problem is not controlled or lasts more than 6 weeks, see an allergist. The reason why hives are more bothersome at night is that our body's defense winds down at night to allow you to fall asleep and thus nearly every symptom gets worse at night. ...Read more

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MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

Not unusual: The body's defense declines towards the night to allow one to fall asleep. Thus, nearly all symptoms tend to worsen at night. Try antihistamine after dinner. If still not controlled, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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My four year old bson has been breaking out in hives for the past week and only at night i have not changed anything what could cause it?

My four year old bson has been breaking out in hives for the past week and only at night i have not changed anything what could cause it?

? Viral infection: Or bed bugs, change bed linens, or sleep location for now, can use OTC antihistamine like cetirizine in the right dose only as needed, . Many acute viral infections can cause such too, if persists, or other symptoms develop see his doctor ...Read more

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I started getting hives at night by morning they are gone. What is it? No change in diet or soaps just started. Happened two nights in a row.

May not be allergyl: Hives are not necessarily due to allergy. In many cases we find no cause for hives. One out of five people may have one episode of hives. At his point, if you have no other symptoms, I would suggest that you take an over-the-counter antihistamine such as fexofenadine or Cetirizine at dinner for 1 week. If hives continue, make an appointment with an allergist-immunologist. ...Read more

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I am always breaking out in rashes/hives at night on my back. Thank you?

Might be ur bedding: Urticaria tends to be more generalized though, check ur bedding, try bathing b4 going to bed at night with a moisturizer soap and wear cotton underwear / sleeping gowns, over the counter anti-histamines if taken on regular basis would help as well, if all don't work u need to see an allergist or a dermatologist ...Read more

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I cannot sleep at night and for 3 days I keep breaking out in bad hives.

I cannot sleep at night and for 3 days I keep breaking out in bad hives.

Itching: If itching is what keeps you awake, try some otc antihistamine at bedtime. Double the dose if necessary. If the problem gets worse or exceeds 6 weeks, see an allergist. ...Read more

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At night, I get itchy burning hives all over by body. If I scratch it gets bigger. And it hurt last couple hours to days. The appearance is red.?

Urticaria: Hives can be due to many things including:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
3. Autoimmunity
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
5. Vaculitis
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause – very common
treatment may include antihistamines, steroids, h2 blockers and if very severe, cyclosporine
scratching can cause dermatographism. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on my body and swelling face which gets worse at night/the morning... I think I have hives. What are the remedies and causes?

I have developed a rash on my body and swelling face which gets worse at night/the morning... I think I have hives. What are the remedies and causes?

Allergist: It appears that you're experiencing hives and angioedema which are allergic type reactions often to something internal or external. However, the offending agents are often elusive. Your best bet is to consult an allergist who will investigate and treat. ...Read more

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I just took zyrtec for hives, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

I just took zyrtec for hives, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

Zyrtec ; Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Hello, you can take zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together on the same day. You may notice a little sedation. If so., do not put yourself or anyone else in harm's way. ...Read more

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I get immunotherapy for allergies for 3 yrs now last night I broke out in hives for first time. Very scary. Don't know what I got into. Stress?

I get immunotherapy for allergies for 3 yrs now last night I broke out in hives for first time. Very scary. Don't know what I got into. Stress?

Call your allergist : The Biggest question is whether it was within minutes or a couple hours after your allergy shot (or drops); raises the possibility of anaphylaxis. Food, medication, stings also common causes. Please check with your allergist. I have had a few patients in my career on immunotherapy who have had unrelated random hives during treatment, but don't assume it. ...Read more

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17 days post-microdiskectomy; night sweats ever since. Hives/angioedema showed up day 10, first time in life. Back is doing great. Possible causes?

17 days post-microdiskectomy; night sweats ever since. Hives/angioedema showed up day 10, first time in life. Back is doing great. Possible causes?

As usual not obvious: I'm a little concerned about night sweats. The surgeon would be very concerned if associated with objective fever, and we know (rarely) hives can be associated with bacterial infection. Did you receive preventative antibiotics with surgery? Surgery per se wouldn't cause hives. Sounds like you are please with outcome, so stress hives seem unlikely. ...Read more

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I ate shrimp on Saturday night. Today Tuesday, I woke with a mild case of hives. Could it be from the shrimp, this same thing happened the last time I ate shrimp. I do not have a thyroid and wonder if the iodine in the shrimp is causing this problem?

Shrimps and hives: Having hives 4 days after eating shrimps, hard to be related, although it happened to you twice, again 4 days after exposure, can still be a coincidence. I would avoid shrimps for now, just a precaution, see an allergist for the recurrent hives, keep cetirizine or loratadine handy in caseyou develop hives right after accidental exposure, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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I've been breaking out in hives now almost every day at least 4 times a week for the past 2 years. Also, the tips of my fingers and lips get swollen, I notice this happen more towards the night but also during the day especially after working out. Should I

I've been breaking out in hives now almost every day at least 4 times a week for the past 2 years. Also, the tips of my fingers and lips get swollen, I notice this happen more towards the night but also during the day especially after working out. Should I

Rash : Hi Jen, Your body is in an inflammatory state causing urticaria or rash. In addition, it appears your experiencing Raynaud's phenomenon which causes the blue hue of the finger tips, and especially during the cold. This is inflammation of the smaller blood vessels in the fingertips which leads to poor blood flow. I would suggest meeting up with a rheumatologist to further work up these symptoms! ...Read more

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Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have Angioedema and hives told me to take Allegra 180mg in morning and Zyrtec10mg at night and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg does this sound right.

Doctor says I have Angioedema and hives told me to take Allegra 180mg in morning and Zyrtec10mg at night and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg does this sound right.

Yes: The use of second generation antihistamines as the ones prescribed to control hives and angioedema is right, use of zantac (ranitidine) is controversial nowadays, however, More important is seeing an allergist/dermatologist for management, trying to find a cause and monitor treatment. If angioedema is causing any respiratory problems, although rare, an epinephrine pen may be needed, check aaaai.org 4 an allergist ...Read more

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Body breaks out in hives at night. Pins and needle pain in feet and palms at night. Never had allergic reactions. Last thing taken was zpak & diflucan (fluconazole)?

Body breaks out in hives at night. Pins and needle pain in feet and palms at night.  Never had allergic reactions. Last thing taken was zpak & diflucan (fluconazole)?

May not be allergy: Hives occur more frequently at night than during daytime. You don't mention how long you have had the problem. If less than 4 weeks, it may be allergy. If longer, odds are against it. To be safe, also check for bed bugs. You can take an OTC antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine, cetirizine or fexofenadine at night for a week. If this solves the problem, so good. If not, see a physician. ...Read more

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I've been having hives on my arms and legs for almost a week already. They itch and burn but they leave at night but come back in the morning when I s?

Hives: Most hives are caused by allergies and these itch and burn.These are treated with Antihistamines.I don't know why your hives leave at night and come back in the morning.We need more detailed history as to what you are using in the morning like a make up,soap,lotion or anything else.i advice you try some over the counter non sedation antihistamines& if it persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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This term is used to note that something ...Read more